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@CSD7bx Parent Empowerment

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Interested in attending a workshop in our Parent Empowerment Center? Click this link to view available workshops. All sessions will have Spanish Interpretation services provided by the Department of Education. 

View our workshops
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Learn more and help support your school, family and students today! We have all of the resources and links you'll need in order to be a success. 

Chancellor's regulation A-660
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 PA/PTA's are allowed to fund raise in order to enrich students' education - including for classroom materials, school-wide improvements, enrichment activities, after-school programs, and other student needs.  

PA/PTA Fundraising Activities
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What can you do about bullying? Whether your child is the target, or whether your child is the bully, this section will lead you to helpful resources. 

Respect for All
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We live in an age where we have to have best practices and protocols at school and at home for our children as it relates to internet safety. 


We have provided some resources to help you get started on your journey to ensure that while your children are having fun online, they are also safe. 

Digital Resources for Parents
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There are many reasons why students miss school when they don’t have to—struggling in the classroom, having trouble with bullies, or dealing with challenges at home. But when your child misses school for any reason, it becomes harder for them to succeed in school. 

Attendance matters

Chancellor's Regulation A-660 & ByLaws

  All of our schools are required to have either a:

  • Parent Association (PA) 
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

These organizations:

  • advocate for students and families
  • update parents and families about the school
  • plan and run activities for parents and families

PA/PTA's can support schools in a number of ways, including: 

  • hosting parent workshops
  • organizing activities for families—both academic and social
  • raising funds
  • running volunteer events


Chancellor's Regulation A-660 governs PA/PTA's and The Presidents' Council.


** Below, please find the regulations in English, Spanish, French & Bengali.
** The PA/PTA Bylaws Training document is available in English.
** The PA/PTA Bylaws templates are in English, Spanish and French.

** For your convenience, we have also included an updated copy of the District 7 Schools Directory

PA/PTA Financial Support Documents

Interim Financial Report (docx)

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End-of-Year Financial Report (docx)

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Financial Transparency & Accountability (pptx)

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Fundraising activity report (pdf)

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Parent Teacher Associations (pdf)

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PA/PTA Fundraising Resources

PA/PTA's are allowed to fund raise in order to enrich students' education - including for classroom materials, school-wide improvements, enrichment activities, after-school programs, and other student needs. 


There are numerous ways to raise money for your school, such as direct appeals; sales of merchandise, food and other items at events; and crowdfunding campaigns. PA/PTAs also can secure funds to pay for specific programs or activities through grants from foundations, elected officials or organizations. 

Learn more about Fundraising Here

Respect For All

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What You Can Do About Bullying…

…If Your Child is the Target


  1. Report the incident to your school's Respect for All (RFA) liaison(s) and/or school administration.
  2. Ask for the incident number from school administration for follow up. This is also known as Online Occurrence Reporting System (OORS) number.
  3. The school will investigate and must tell the parent or guardian of the target what they find. If needed, the child may be referred for support services.
  4. If the investigation finds that a student—or students—have been bullying or harassing your child, the school will follow the process described in the Discipline Code.

 

...If Your Child is the Bully


Involve your child in making amends or repairing the situation. The goal is to help them see how their actions affect others. 


For example, your child can:


  • Write a letter apologizing to the student who was bullied.
  • Do a good deed for the person who was bullied or for others in your community.
  • Clean up, repair, or pay for any property they damaged.
  • Speak with their school counselor or administrator.

Work with your child’s school if you think additional referrals or resources are needed.

Sometimes children bully to fit in. Your child can benefit from participating in positive activities. Involvement in sports and clubs can enable him/her to take leadership roles and make friends without feeling the need to bully.


Call: 718-935-2288

Email: The Office of Safety and Youth Development (OSYD) at RespectforAll@schools.nyc.gov

Find out more

Digital Resources for Parents

Be Internet Awesome

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 To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. 


Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. 

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Digital Citizenship

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 Both parents and teachers need to help students be good digital citizens. They both need to support students in using the internet in ways that are safe, responsible, and appropriate. They also help students follow the rules and act in ways that lead to effective digital learning. 


Here are the responsibilities expected of, parents, students, and teachers... 

Find out more

Family Guide to Student Social Media Guidelines: 12 and Younger

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 Family members are the best people to act as positive role models for the responsible 

use of social media. 


This Parent and Family Guide was created to help you guide your children in using social media responsibly and effectively as described in the Student Social Media Guidelines: 

12 and Younger. 

Find out more

Attendance Matters

 

REASONS WHY KIDS MISS SCHOOL


You always want to set your child up for success—in school and in life—but knowing the best way to help isn’t always easy.


There are many reasons why students miss school when they don’t have to—struggling in the classroom, having trouble with bullies, or dealing with challenges at home. But when your child misses school for any reason, it becomes harder for them to succeed in school.


As a parent, you can identify the reasons why your child is absent from school and help them to overcome these challenges. Start here to find resources that can help you set your child up for long-term success by making sure they are in school every day.

Find out more

The best Parent Coordinators work in @CSD7bx

The Parent Coordinators' Mission Statement

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We believe as educational partners, we build strong family and community ties based on a foundation of trust. Through communication and effective support, we empower families to make informed decisions that will result in social, emotional and academic success.

Helpful Links & Resources

Parent Coordinator Activity Report (PCAR)

In accordance with Compliance Checklist (CL#13), Parent Coordinator Activity Reports (PCAR) are due by the 15th of each month, and are reported in the Mayor's Management Report


PCAR measures 5 areas:
❏ Phone calls
❏ Walk-ins
❏ Workshops Held
❏ Workshop Attendance
❏ Citywide PTC Attendance 

Click Here for Resources

School Parent Leader Contact Information

 The School Parent Leader Contact Information (SPLCI) system is where your school must maintain information on elected parent leaders.


The following are key compliance deadlines:


  • Conduct PA/PTA Elections: September 28
  • Submit Election Results: October 31
  • Submit SLT Information: October 31
  • Hold Annual Title I Parent Meeting: conduct September 18–November 16

Use this link to get there

PA/PTA Elections and More

 All of our schools are required to have either a:

  • Parent Association (PA) 
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

These organizations:

  • advocate for students and families
  • update parents and families about the school
  • plan and run activities for parents and families

PA/PTAs can support schools in a number of ways, including: 

  • hosting parent workshops
  • organizing activities for families—both academic and social
  • raising funds
  • running volunteer events

PA/PTA Resource Page

Parent Coordinators Community Website

Here you will find information and guidance on Parent Coordinator Best Practices. Log on and join our Discussion Forum to ask questions and share challenges and solutions with your Parent Coordinator community. 


Register online for Parent Coordinator Professional Development. 


Online Connect with Kids videos and print resources provide turn-key programming for on-site parent workshops to increase awareness of some of today’s most important youth topics.  

Stay Informed

DOE Employee Info Hub

Need a fast way to get to Cybershift Online, HR Connect, or just want to download the official DOE templates for Letterhead, PowerPoints and more? 


Look no further! This page has a slew of relevant employee links that we should all be familiar with.

Important Information

Chancellor's Regulations

Use this quick link to find the Chancellor's Regulations in all of the DOE languages. 


Chancellor's Regulation A-660 governs PA/PTA's and Presidents' Council.


Chancellor's Regulation A-655 governs School Leadership Teams (SLT) and District Leadership Teams (DLT). 

Chancellor's Regulations